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There’s truly no rules in weddings. Sure the wedding blogs and magazines tell you there are certain fashions, rituals, and songs that need to take place on your big day. You can choose to go with it, or choose what feels good to you. What really represents the two of you as a couple?

Chelsea and Evan really thought about this concept when they started planning their wedding. The lovers met and fell in love swiftly.  When it came to planning their bohemian wedding day with a reggae twist at the Plainfield Station in Woodland, they decided that the best course of action was to throw the rules up in the air and plan the party that they wanted. There were chickens. There were cats. There were moody neon lights that lit up the small little gas station in the backroads of Woodland.

Thank you so much to Matthew for coming out and being my side kick on this one. You rock at chicken feeding photos.

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Find a person that you can travel the whole world with. After the end when you see how much more you love them now, marry them that instant.

Nathalie and Nikita traveled all over the world together. They lived in Russia, but had dreams of getting married on the beautiful California Coast in Big Sur on the anniversary of them getting together. Rather than the cold weather of Russia, they stood in the sunset of the California coast for their intimate elopement.  Just them, myself, and Kandace who was a rock star assisting me that day. It was my first time not only photographing a ceremony, but officiating it while I photographed.  Clearly I am a good multi-tasker.

Pretty lucky to be able to have had this experience in my life with these two. Enjoy the picture show.

 

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When Philip e-mail me about photographing his marriage to Chris, I knew from those first few exchanges that it was a story I wanted to tell.  We bonded over emails over our mutual love of little orange cats. I remember when he sent me their proposal story on how Chris brought Philip breakfast in bed, and even their sweet orange kitty Miles hopped up to be part of the special moment.  Something that I really love when going into photographing a wedding is knowing my couple and their story. These two men know how to love one another, laugh together, and have an overwhelmingly wonderful set of family and friends who came to support them on this beautiful April day at the Mountain Terrace.

Philip and Chris, you are so wonderful I cannot really put it into words.

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Thank you so much to my beautiful friend Stephanie for second shooting this with me.

This story starts off with a rainy day in Sebastpol, California. I never get rain during my fall weddings, but on this fall day the clouds slowly creeped in, and the drops of rain fell. A lot of drops of rain. Tarps were put up, umbrellas were brought out, and preparation for a wet wedding day in the Vineyard were made.

Rain on a wedding day always worries me quite a bit. However, after their San Francisco Engagement session, I knew that Matt and Megan’s wedding was going to be absolute perfection despite the rainy day. Which seemed to be a theme with them as we were fighting rain when we tried to schedule their engagement! The rain clearly had it out for them, but in the end although it put a few complications into the mix, it came and went with perfect timing.  It was rainy just enough to make amazing light, rainbows and clouds for their portraits.

The rain chased them and it turned out to be a completely wonderful problem to have. ~

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Venue : Vine Hill House 
Dress designer: JLM Couture, Blush by Hayley Paige
Flowers: Bella Bloom Florals, Portland, OR
I had two wonderful friends photograph this wedding with me. Thank you to my wonderful friend Stephanie as well as Paul for coming out to brave the rainy day with me.